Security Architecture Learning Path

Learn to develop resilient security architectures.

5 hours, 6 minutes

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About Security Architecture

In the Security Architecture Learning Path, you will learn to solve security problems by understanding the impact on the business and using a risk-driven approach to prioritize and mitigate security risks. This learning path teaches you the necessary skills to develop business- and risk-driven security architectures. As you progress through the seven courses, you will understand the role that you, a security architect, will play in an organization.



Security Architecture Skills Assessment

Assessment - 60 questions

Security Architecture - The Essentials

Course - 00:44:00

This course will examine security architecture as a strategic discipline that supports and enables the achievement of business objectives. Students will be introduced to the security architect as a visionary for security and security design principles — the north star that guides security decisions.
Enterprise Architecture Frameworks

Course - 00:53:00

In this course, we will look at popular enterprise architecture frameworks with a focus on how security architecture can be integrated into these frameworks to secure critical business processes and information. We will introduce The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF), Zachman's Enterprise Architecture Framework and the Sherwood Applied Business Security Architecture (SABSA).
Security Architecture Development Process

Course - 00:37:00

In this course, we will introduce a seven-step, business- and risk-driven process to develop security architectures. Among other things, we will examine business requirements as the drivers for security, data classification to understand the value of business information, security requirements to address prioritized information risks and architectural issues and risks which should inform future security budgeting and roadmap decisions.
Threat Modeling

Course - 00:56:00

In this course, we will introduce students to threat modeling and examine four popular threat modeling methodologies: Microsoft STRIDE, the Process for Attack Simulation and Threat Analysis, the Operationally Critical Threat Assessment and Vulnerability Evaluation, and Trike. We will also explore the importance of incorporating threat modeling into the security architecture development process.
Designing for Security

Course - 00:38:00

In this course, we will introduce students to security design patterns and reference security architectures as reusable solutions to solve reoccurring information security problems. We will walk through several practical examples of security patterns and reference security architectures to enable to students to gain hands-on knowledge.
Case Study

Course - 00:55:00

In this course, we will develop a business- and risk-driven security architecture using the seven-step process introduced in course 3. Students will use threat modeling techniques to enumerate and prioritize cyberthreats and assess the associated information risks. Students will then create security requirements that address the highest priority risks while supporting business requirements and objectives.
Summary and Conclusion

Course - 00:14:00

In this course, we will summarize everything we've covered in the learning path and provide final words of wisdom for anyone interested in starting or continuing a career as a security architect.

Meet the author

Luciana Obregon

I am the CEO & founder of BetterCyber Consulting, a cybersecurity company offering the same level of expertise and service as the "Big Four", but without the high cost and unnecessary frills, ensuring that all businesses can benefit from effective cybersecurity measures, regardless of their size or budget.

Before leaving corporate America, I held several cybersecurity positions, from operations to strategy and architecture, in Fortune 100 companies, such as PayPal Holdings, Inc. and Marathon Petroleum Corporation. I have a bachelor's degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the Airforce University in Argentina, a master's degree in Information Security Engineering from the SANS Technology Institute, and many cybersecurity certifications, including CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) and GSE (GIAC Security Expert).

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How to claim CPEs

Should you complete this learning path, you’ll be able to download a certificate of completion. Use this to claim your CPEs or CPUs.

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